Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. -Leonardo da Vinci

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. -Salvador Dali

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight. -Anita DeFrantz

We’re all pilgrims on the same journey, but some pilgrims have better road maps. -Nelson Demille

Arriving at one point is the starting point to another. -John Dewey

Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone. -The Dhammapada

Upon meeting the philosopher Diogenes, one of Alexander the Great’s aides boasted, “This man has conquered the world. What have you done?” To which Diogenes replied, “I have conquered the need to conquer the world.”

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. -Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is consistency of purpose. -Benjamin Disraeli

The lofty oak from a small acorn grows. -Lewis Duncombe

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. -Amelia Earhart

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. -Marian Wright Edelman

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. -Maria Edgeworth

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I only expect to live only about a hundred years. -Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. -Thomas Edison

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. -Thomas Edison

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning. -Thomas Edison

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -Albert Einstein

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. -Albert Einstein

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. -George Eliot

The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. -George Eliot

It’s never too late to be who you might have been. -George Eliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -T.S. Eliot

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a festival only to the wise. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sower may mistake and sow his peas crookedly; the peas make no mistake, but come up and show his line. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. -Friedrich Engels

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. -Epictetus

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. -Epicurus

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. -Susan Ertz

I have found power in the mysteries of thought. -Euripides

Slight not what’s near, while aiming at what’s far. -Euripides

Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. -Euripides

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. -Doug Firebaugh

For every minute you remain angry, you give up 60 seconds of peace of mind. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. -Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. -E. M. Forster

Goals are discovered, not made. -Richard J. Foster

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. -Anatole France

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. -Viktor Frankl

The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should not want neither fine clothes, fine houses, nor fine furniture. -Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. -Benjamin Franklin

Life’s tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. -Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes fell great oaks. -Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? -Benjamin Franklin

Life is full of obstacle illusions. -Grant Frazier

Thought is action in rehearsal. -Sigmund Freud

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. -Robert Frost

The only way around is through. -Robert Frost

Good is not good where better is expected. -Thomas Fuller

‘Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship. -Thomas Fuller

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